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Carbon tax to slug regional councils

Story Published: 22 May 2012

REGIONAL councils make up the bulk of 112 local authorities that could be forced to pay the carbon tax from July 1.

Carbon Tax, Council

Rocky's water runner-up for Queensland's top drop

Story Published: 14 Oct 2014

ROCKHAMPTON tap water has narrowly missed claiming the title of Queensland’s top drop.

Council, Treatment, Water Quality

Pile of human poo dumped near homes in Mackay region

Story Published: 12 Sep 2014

A PILE of biosolids, the organic matter created from the sewerage treatment process, which contains human waste, was dumped...

Biosolids, Council, Editors Picks, Farms, Sewage, Stink

Dog shot, dumped then owners told 'get over it'

Story Published: 7 Jul 2014

“JUST get over it” is not the message you want to hear when you are trying to find out why the body of your pet dog is at...

Council, Dogs, Editors Picks, Pets

Couple ordered to trim trees to improve neighbour's view

Story Published: 7 Dec 2012

A SUNRISE Beach couple has been ordered to trim Lilly Pillys by 1m and prune an avocado tree, because they're blocking...

Council, Law, Sunrise Beach, Views

Rolf lights up the airways

Story Published: 26 Jul 2012

THERE has been a strong push in recent years to lift the profile of the aviation industry on the Fraser Coast.

Council, Fraser Coast, Rolf Light, Virgin Australia

Ugly politics blinding LNP and Labor bloggers

Story Published: 7 Feb 2014

SO often, in going through comments on this site, we see people who believe that everything the LNP does is wrong, or...

Alp, Council, Editors Picks, Lnp, Politicians, Politics, Respect

Master Builders backs council planning regulation reform

Story Published: 23 Sep 2014

MASTER BUILDERS has backed part of the Housing Industry Association's report arguing against changes to negative...

Building, Council, Regulations

Southern firm wins dam work tender

Story Published: 24 Dec 2011

A MELBOURNE company has been awarded a Southern Downs Regional Council tender worth more than $1.1 million to carry out...

Council, Dam, Safety, Tender

Council workers given free nicotine patches to quit smoking

Story Published: 21 May 2014

COUNCIL workers are receiving free counselling and nicotine patches to help them quit smoking — and other blue-collar...

Addiction, Council, Health, Nicotine, Nicotine Patches, Quit Smoking, Quitting Smoking, Smoking Ban, Toowoomba, Toowoomba Regional Council

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